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Now, yoga is a sport

Following a review of the categorisation of various sports disciplines, the Union sports ministry has decided to include yoga in the list.

It has been “decided to recognise yoga as a sports discipline and place it in the ‘priority’ category,” said a release on Tuesday.

The ministry has also decided to retain the ‘general’ category.

Sports disciplines which have obtained rankings up to eighth in individual events and 10th in team events in Olympics/ Asian Games/ CWG or their respective Asian and World Championships shall be placed in ‘general’ category, said the release.

For this category, the ministry will fund the National championships, one international event in India per year and a maximum of one foreign exposure each for seniors and juniors.

Meanwhile, fencing has been upgraded from ‘others’ to ‘general’, while ‘university sports’ has been placed in ‘priority’ category.

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